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OSCON returns: O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) will return to Portland in 2018! In 2015, O’Reilly Media announced that the event, which was held primarily in Portland for much of its 17-year history, would be headed to Austin to explore new communities and offer its software engineers and architects the OSCON experience. But good news for Portlandians – the conference will return to their home turf in 2018, taking place from 16 – 19 July.
Security Summit Spooked: The Suits and Spooks information security conference will no longer take place. Conference manager Jeffrey Carr was concerned that the event had turned into “another echo chamber where cybersecurity folks speak to other cybersecurity folks”. Moving forward, Jeffrey will be looking at new ways “to elevate cybersecurity consciousness through edutainment and by making strategic partnerships with organizations like the L.A. Auto Show, the AIAA, and other organizations where I can customize the Suits and Spooks experience for their events and audiences.” To read more about his decision and the events he has on the horizon, read his post here.
Speaking Opportunity: Digital Dealer is now accepting speaker proposals for its 23rd annual conference, taking place from 18 – 20 September in Las Vegas. They are interested in hearing from dealers, OEMs, auto trainers/consultants, and digital marketing professionals “who have knowledge and strategies to help dealers better use technology to overcome challenges affecting their stores.” The call for presenters (CFP) closes on 23 June so submit via their online form today.
Lunchtime Learning: Last month, Interop ITX took place in Las Vegas under its new brand. In order to evolve with the times, the 30-year-old event expanded its focus to include core areas relevant to IT leaders and industry experts interested in learning about new skills, platforms, and services to achieve technology excellence: Infrastructure; Security; Cloud; Data Management; DevOps; Leadership & Professional Development. If you were not able to attend, check out the keynotes and lightning talks here.
Coming Up Next: Female leaders will gather on both coasts this week at Forbes Women’s Summit in NYC and the Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit in San Jose. Those in technology and innovation flock to WITI, while the Forbes program attracts women in business, entertainment & politics. Across the pond, Cloud & DevOps World returns to London 13-15 June as part of TechXLR8, London Tech Week’s Festival of Technology. Communication practitioners convene 11-14 June in DC at this year’s International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) World Conference. The theme for this respected global trade association’s 2017 program will be “Global Business: Lead Communication—Make Real Impact.” And new this year E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), which starts 13 June and considers itself the “world’s premier event for computer, video and mobile games, and related products” will introduce the E3 COLISEUM, a main stage forum that will bring video game fans closer to their favorite games and creators.